The MOST tender chicken with spiralized salad – easy peasy recipe {Low carb}

Chicken, one of the simplest proteins but sometimes the biggest struggle to cook. Just 2 minutes too long in the pan and you get a thick chewy piece of desert. And well, not really suprising that nobody  likes that.

But there is a simple trick to avoid this: marinate your chicken.

Sounds too easy to be true, right? But I never had anything else than a super moist and tender chicken breast when prepared like in the following recipe.


Ingredients:

For the chicken:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 60 ml of soy sauce
  • 30 ml of vinegar (every vinegar will do the job, but I think it tastes best with rice wine vinegar or balsamic)
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • Pepper, Salt, nutmeg (yep, nutmeg really makes a difference here)
  • 1 bay leave
  • Some honey
  • Optional: Chilli

For the salad:

  • Cucumber
  • Carrot
  • Edamame
  • Yoghurt
  • Dill (fresh or dried)
  • Lemon
  • Pepper and salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Place all  the „chicken ingredients“ (except honey) in a plastic zipper bag or air-tight container and mix well. Put in the fridge and dont touch it for about 24-48 hours :)
  2. Place everything in a casserole (including the soy, vinegar mix) and drizzle the chicken with some honey.
  3. Now ist time to bake for about 30 minutes on 180 degree.
    1. Tip: Use a spoon to sprinkle some of the soy, vinegar mix over the chicken from time to time.to make it more juicy
  4. In the meantime prepare your salad by spiralizing the carrot and cucumber and cooking the edameme in some water for about 4 minutes. Works also fine in the microwave
    1. If you need tipps on spiralizing check out this post
  5. For the yoghurt sauce, mix yoghurt, dill, some lemon and pepper and salt to taste
  6. Your chicken should be ready now. Check if it’s cooked well by cutting it. If it’s not done yet, place in the oven for another 5 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy :)